Author Archives: Cathy

Wordless Wednesday: Nearly There


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Ina Vase on Monday: the Old and the New

Last year I grew some ‘everlasting’ flower from seed for the first time: helichrysum, limonium (statice) and gomphrena. I hadn’t realised until they bloomed that gomphrena was a tactile everlasting flower too and although germination was patchy and I will … Continue reading

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A Change is as Good as a Rest

Non-gardeners tend to look incredulous when gardeners such as myself respond to the question ” What are you doing this afternoon?” with “Oh, I shall probably be doing something in the garden”, but that’s how it is – summer or … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: We Do, of Course…

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In a Vase on Monday: In the Pink

Having spotted a few more viable blooms on Viburnum bodnantense ‘Dawn’ I cut them for today’s vase and added a sprig of near-neighbour Hamamelis vernalis ‘Amethyst’. The latter was a mere stick when I bought it a little over 5 … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Lichen

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End of Month View: Goodbye to 2018

Sometimes at the end of the year I have focussed on just one area of the garden and have a month by month comparison instead of showing views of all th garden in December, but to be honest I didn’t … Continue reading

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